Martin O'Malley has lots to say about his support for same-sex marriage. "It may be obvious to the media, but it doesn't sound negative to the voter," he said. "The aggressor ... in a multicandidate field is usually not the one who benefits from the aggression--it's somebody else. The O'Malley campaign seems to understand that, and they're building their strategy around it."
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Tuesday delivered his first address about the U.S. presidential election in November 2016, laying out criteria the federation's 56 member unions will use to assess candidates. "Candidates can't hedge their bets any longer and expect workers to rush to the polls in excitement, to run out and door knock, and phone bank, and leaflet, only to have their candidate of choice turn their back toward the policies that will correct what is wrong with America," Trumka said.
The Clintons' post-presidential career has turned out to be a serious problem, especially for people like me, who will almost certainly vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. Tendentious and biased as it was, even the Times report noted that the decision to approve the Russian uranium sale was made not by the State Department alone, but by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) -- a powerful interagency committee chaired by the Treasury Department that includes the Pentagon, the National Security Council, the Energy Department, and a host of other cabinet-level government agencies."
In January, Robert F. McDonnell, the 71st governor of Virginia, was sentenced to two years in prison followed by two years of supervised release after his conviction on 11 counts of public corruption. Amid the usual Clintonian tactics of denial, smearing the accuser, declaring it "old news" and claiming to be victims of a conservative conspiracy, the Clinton Foundation was forced last week to amend its tax returns for the last five years.
In a letter obtained by The Daily Signal, Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis., requested more information from Export-Import Bank Chairman Fred Hochberg on the "unacceptable" delay of a Freedom of Information Act request from the government watchdog Americans for Limited Government. "There are legitimate questions on the relationships that were the subject of the FOIA request. The public needs to see this, and they need to see it now, especially as there are heated debates over the legitimacy of the bank and whether it should be reauthorized at all, and whether the relationships are just the tip of the iceberg."
Amid a growing scandal poised to potentially derail Hillary Clinton's fledgling presidential campaign, the nonprofit organization at the center of the controversy has come under significant scrutiny. Despite that ostensible commitment, she did acknowledge that the Clinton Foundation dropped the ball regarding the release of donor names. In attempting to explain the errors discovered in the foundation's tax forms, Pally insisted that there was no discrepancy regarding the amount of money it received.
The ad, titled "History," argues that Cuomo wants to "pile on high stakes testing. Privatize classrooms. And divert money away from public schools by giving huge tax breaks to the wealthy." The ad is set to air in New York City, followed by the rest of the state later in the week.
Last week, a New York Times report suggested that cash flowed to the family charity amid a deal with Russian atomic energy agency Rosatom over control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the US, when she was secretary of state. Interestingly, Clinton also follows the fewest people, has issued the fewest number of tweets and was the last politician of the potential 2016 field to join Twitter, Forbes said.
As tension remains high in Baltimore and other cities across the nation over police brutality, Clinton on Tuesday highlighted the related blight that has struck many urban communities as a result of America's unparalleled rate of imprisonment. In 1994 Clinton championed a crime bill that laid down several of the foundations of the country's current mass incarceration malaise.
Why is Hillary Clinton running for president, and what policies would she pursue if elected? The Times reported that the Clinton Foundation received millions in previously undisclosed donations from a Canadian mining executive who sold uranium-mining stakes in the United States, with the approval of then-Secretary of State Clinton, to the Russian atomic energy agency. But the magnitude of the allegations, as well as the outlet that the allegations were published in, make this strategy a problematic one.
Hilary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation has been in hot water over the book "Clinton Cash" by Peter Schweizer. Using relationships in fundraising is part of the game, but whether there is any unquestionable direct evidence to be found or not, it is clear that the attack on Hilary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation is political. And America, the richest country in the world, does have the money to invest.
The bipartisan event raised $5.2 million for The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. http://www.mdanderson.org/ Proceeds will benefit the institution's Moon Shots Program, http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/facts-and-history/moon-shots-program/index.html an unprecedented effort to significantly reduce deaths from cancer, including a pilot initiative to advance innovative pancreatic cancer research.